Rumours Kopitiam

Rumours Kopitiam
21 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 1HW
  • Telephone 0141 353 0678
  • Food served Mon–Sat noon–10.30pm; Sun noon–10pm.
  • Average price £15 (lunch); £17 (evening meal)
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A city centre diner offering authentic tastes of Malaysian fusion cooking at reasonable prices.

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Rumours Kopitiam is a well-appointed Malaysian restaurant bang in the city centre. Sitting above a busy street corner, the unassuming glass fronted restaurant is popular with an even mix of locals and expat Malaysians. For much of the day the aesthetic is more low-key café than restaurant but as the evening approaches candles and table dressings indicate a change of tone and make the picture a little clearer. Dishes on offer reflect the wide parameters of Malaysian cuisine along with a few nods to neighbouring countries (a rich pad Thai is one of their most popular dishes). A quick chat with staff reveals the rewards on offer for adventurous diners. Their agile chefs welcome off-piste choices, for example a steamed sea bass cooked with a judicious marinade of Malay flavours – soy sauce, ginger and spring onion – makes for a great introduction to the country’s palate. Curries and other slow-cooked hotpot dishes are an area of particular achievement, deep savoury notes lift the fragrant sauces to create comfort dishes that feel authentically Malaysian.

  • High point: Slow-cooked Malaysian dishes
  • Low point: Canteen-like aesthetic
  • Notable dish: Chicken curry
  • Delivery: Delivery free for orders over £15
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's high chairs
  • Music on stereo: radio
  • Live entertainment: none
  • Capacity: 40
  • Largest group: 40
  • Open since: 2008
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 2
  • House wine: £14.90 per bottle